IAEA report shows Iran upholding nuclear agreement

A confidential report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, which was seen by Reuters, shows that Iran is upholding the 2015 nuclear deal. The agency found that Iran has not exceeded the limits that were imposed on its stocks of low-enriched uranium and heavy water
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Photo Credit: EPA-EFE

The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency has deemed that Iran is upholding the 2015 nuclear deal, according to a confidential report by the agency that was seen by Reuters.

The agency found that Iran has not exceeded the limits that were imposed on its stocks of low-enriched uranium and heavy water. In addition, the inspectors determined that Tehran did not enrich uranium beyond the 3.67-percent purity limit.

The report did, however, note that Iran informed the UN atomic watchdog by letter that it has decided to “construct naval nuclear propulsion in future.” In response, the IAEA asked Tehran for “further clarifications and amplifications” and stated that Iran would need to provide the initial design information for the planned naval nuclear propulsion.

Last week, US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster warned of Iran’s “network of proxies” across the Middle East, stating that “the time is now to act against Iran.” McMaster said at the Munich Security Conference: “Now is the time to address serious flaws in the Iran deal and counter Iran’s destabilizing activities, including its development and proliferation of missiles and its support of terrorist proxies and militias that fuel destructive conflicts across the greater Middle East.”



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